David Bowie Has Been Immortalised In These Neon Artworks

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David Bowie Has Been Immortalised In These Neon Artworks
Based on the cover of Diamond Dogs, the lightning bolt denotes this was the last album of the Ziggy glam rock era. Copyright the artist and Castle Fine Art.

Following the death of David Bowie earlier this year, artist Louis Sidoli decided to key moments in the star's career — with these neon artworks.

The references will be obvious to Bowie fans, marking his move to the US, his androgynous phase, and other major moments in the key years of his career from 1970-1980.

Bowie was famed for his androgynous look. Lyrics from Rebel Rebel are scrawled at the bottom of the work. Copyright the artist and Castle Fine Art.

Bowie was an inspiration for Sidoli, as he explains:

It was the track Andy Warhol on this album [Hunky Dory] that from an early age, first ignited my curiosity and love of the pop art movement. It's fair to say that without this album, I might not have become an artist.

Hunky Dory got Sidoli into art. Copyright the artist and Castle Fine Art.

These works are a labour of love for Sidoli — his tribute to the man who meant so much to him. The lights will only be on show for one weekend — and out opinion you'd be (Aladd)insane to miss it.

Neon, David Bowie: Golden Years will be on at Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, W1S 2PF from 23-25 September. Entrance is free and the exhibition has been organised by Castle Fine Art.

Last Updated 21 September 2016